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  • n. Plural form of kleptoparasite.


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  • And then you have another type of bee, which we call kleptoparasites, which is a very fancy way of saying, bad-minded, murdering -- what's the word I'm looking for?

    Dennis vanEngelsdorp: a plea for bees

  • They are "kleptoparasites" which means that they attack other birds for food, stealing it for themselves, often in spectacular aerial combat, and they also often assume a "sunning" posture whose function is totally unknown but that is probably related to the thermal regulation of their bodies. "(quote from one of my articles in Chapala Riviera Guide, cerca 1993) (This post was edited by tonyburton on May 8, 2005, 6: 49 PM) sfmacaws

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  • And in fact, there is now a red list of pollinators that we're worried have disappeared, and on top of that list are a lot of these kleptoparasites, but also these bumblebees.

    Dennis vanEngelsdorp: a plea for bees


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  • "Although their biology is not widely studied, many blister beetles are thought to be kleptoparasites and egg predators of bee, and they often specialize on a small number of host species, using the adults to transport them back to the host nest."

    -Cheats and Deceits: how animals and plants exploit and mislead, 2016, p.34

    May 21, 2016